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post #21 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 4
2) How many loads are dirty? 3-4
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) 4
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? Separated, folded and put into each person's room (we all put up our own laundry) - the kids are at my moms so their not here to put theirs away and I haven't changed the bedding so it's sitting in the basement folded on the laundry table
5) How often do you iron clothes? every other week or so
6) How often do you mend clothes? once a month if anything needs it, but I like to mend
post #22 of 94
I do laundry for 2 adults and an 11 year old.

I'd say about 1/2 a load is dirty right now, maybe less.

There are 4 loads ready to put away right now, and one sitting in the dryer, dry. Yesterday was laundry day, and it is not my responsibility to put away laundry that is not mine.

The folded loads are all in everyone's respective laundry baskets. Mine's in my room, the others are in the laundry room.

I hardly ever, ever, never iron. Maybe the napkins and place-mats once a year.

I occasionally mend. I'd say 4 times a year I darn a sock, or fix a hem, or sew a button.
post #23 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
7

2) How many loads are dirty?
beach towels are not clean but will be washed after lessons in the morning, they are dry and in the beach towel basket. I have 3 on swim team and 2 in lessons daily plus any leisure swimming

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
0

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
I amswered zero but...
I keep 3 sorted baskets on top of the washer dryer and wash when full or on schedule (clean sheet Friday) I encourage people to let wet or sweaty clothes dry on the patio/drying rack/clothesline before the clothes go into the laundry closet so it doesn't reek of teenage boy soccer clothes, etc.

5) How often do you iron clothes?
almost never

6) How often do you mend clothes?
in batches, maybe every couple of months, once the clothes that need mending overflow the space allotted (a hook in the closet)
post #24 of 94

Great

1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?Four

2) How many loads are dirty? Probably two right now

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)None, not doing laundry today

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?

5) How often do you iron clothes?I iron most of my tshirt because I hang dry them and they come out weird. My khakis too and this one stupid pair of pants that I love, but the pockets get all bunched up in the wash. I will iron dh's dress shirts in an emergency but I really hate that so they go to the cleaners.

6) How often do you mend clothes? Never again. I just taught ds how to sew so I won't be doing it anymore. (I have limited use of my fingers for fine motor things, so ds had to learn.)
post #25 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3

2) How many loads are dirty? 2, maybe. One of towels, one clothes.

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? Um...4?

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? One in the machine right now, 3 in baskets to be put away.

5) How often do you iron clothes? Very rarely, only if we're dressing up, job interview, that sort of thing.

6) How often do you mend clothes? Once a month or so. I put everything in a stack and knock it out at once.
post #26 of 94
As today is my catch-up-on-laundry day, I felt drawn to reply :-)

1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3

2) How many loads are dirty? 1

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? 1

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? Just finished it's cycle in the wash, waiting to be hung

5) How often do you iron clothes? Never, I don't currently own an iron

6) How often do you mend clothes? In bursts, monthly maybe? I always have an ongoing pile of to-be-mended clothing & usually do several at once when the mood hits me. I always buy 2nd hand clothing, so there is always a regular pile.

I don't own or use a clothes drier & we are mid-winter right now! So my biggest issue at the moment is waiting for enough clothes to dry before putting more through the wash. In the summer I am much more on top of it as it's easy to dry clothes.
post #27 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?

There are four of us.

2) How many loads are dirty?

None; as we take clothes off we toss them down the basement stairs to drop into the washing machine. The machine is about half full now, so not nearly ready to run.

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)

One

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?

It's on the clothesline. Hopefully it will be dry by tomorrow morning.

5) How often do you iron clothes?

When enough things pile up that need to be ironed, so about once every three to six weeks.

6) How often do you mend clothes?

Almost never; we don't rip many things.
post #28 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
two grown ups, one toddler, two dogs

2) How many loads are dirty?
less than one tonight, but in 36 hours it'll jump to two

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
one... no, two because the clean dish towels and rags and son's clothes aren't put away yet.

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
in the dryer, partly damp
waiting on the dining table
in a basket in son's room

5) How often do you iron clothes?
never

6) How often do you mend clothes?
2 -3 times per year I'll sew a patch or a button
post #29 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
Three

2) How many loads are dirty?
None

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
Two - folded in the laundry basket but not put away. Honestly though, they kind of live there now.

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
Oops, answered above

5) How often do you iron clothes?
When I have something that needs ironing. I don't buy clothes that need ironing so not very often!

6) How often do you mend clothes?
Whenever they need it.
post #30 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 4

2) How many loads are dirty? 1

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) 1

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? In the dryer since this afternoon and it won't get folded and put away til tomorrow.

5) How often do you iron clothes? Hmmm once in 5 years maybe. I don't buy anything that needs ironing, and my iron leaked all over a shelf and I threw it out about 6 months ago. I'll be getting a new one eventually because of some table linens that need to be pressed, and the occasional sewing project.

6) How often do you mend clothes? Maybe once a year. I have a pile of stuff saved up because my MIL is coming and she claims she will do it. We'll see, as last time she said the same thing and did only a couple of items of 15 or so. Some of the things I have for her this time were in the pile last time, and she came over a year and a half ago.

Count me among those who kind of likes laundry, except for sheets and DH's clothes which are too big to fold easily. I love washing the kids' clothes. The rest of my house is messy, but the laundry is consistently done and put away.
post #31 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3
2) How many loads are dirty? Maybe 2
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) Depends - I consider them "put away" because they're in the right room, but still in the basket. I rarely actually fold/put away the dipes though.
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? Sitting in the laundry basket in the baby's room.
5) How often do you iron clothes? What's that?
6) How often do you mend clothes? 7th of never, usually. Unless it's a favorite item, and then it happens immediately.
post #32 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
5 - 3 adults (DH, myself, FIL) & 2 young children (ages 3 & 4)
2) How many loads are dirty? About 1 1/2 - I think FIL's basket is probably ready to wash, & our dirty laundry basket has a few items in it. I generally do 1 or 2 full loads a day.
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? 1
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? In the dryer.
5) How often do you iron clothes? Almost never.
6) How often do you mend clothes? As needed - maybe once a month.
post #33 of 94
can you present any conclusions based on this poll?
post #34 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? Three (one in diapers)
2) How many loads are dirty? Who the heck knows. I very rarely see the bottom of my closet. If I had to guess I'd say about 4, including towels, boppy covers, bouncy seat covers, and such.
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) Two.
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? I'm actually not sure. DH went downstairs last night to move the diapers in the dryer. That means he must have gotten DD's clothes out of the dryer. But I haven't seen them since, so I'm guessing they're in the laundry bag beside the dryer
5) How often do you iron clothes? Umm, the last time I had a job interview? So 1.5 years ago, with no more ironing in sight.
6) How often do you mend clothes? Never ever.
post #35 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommajb View Post
can you present any conclusions based on this poll?
I can present the conclusion that either nobody ever buys clothes that wrinkle, or we're all wearing wrinkly clothes.
post #36 of 94
I used to be so overwhelmed by laundry! I found a system that is totally stress free and works really well for me, but it makes my answers look weird!

1. 3 including toddler in cloth training pants and a DH who always dirties two outfits a day. (I wear everything at least twice, so I guess that evens out...)
2. 6 dirty loads accumulating at all times
3. 2
4. One folded and ready to be put away, dryer full of dry training pants
5. Once a week
6. Never, my mom lives down the street and is a wiz at mending. She mends for me maybe every other month.

I discovered a system that keeps me totally at peace with laundry. I think I read it somewhere so it always surprises me that I am the only one who does this...I have a basket/drawer/place for 7 different loads of laundry (I don't have a lot of space so I have to be creative) jeans, lights, darks, black, white, red/brights and dish/cleaning towels. Diapers/training pants go in a bag, I wash the sheets on Fridays and put them right back on. Anyway, I just wake up and throw in the fullest load. I then open the dryer and fold/put away the previous days load, or just fold it if I am low on time/energy or my toddler is sleeping in the room the clothes go in. I check the drying rack for dry clothes. After the load is done, I throw some stuff in the dryer and hang up the stuff we line dry. It takes very little time and very little energy. The big hang up I have is putting stuff away, that occasionally piles up for two days.
If I don't have a full enough pile I grab bath towels, sheets or training pants and do those (I gather them from where they are, they don't need baskets) This system is awesome for a recovering perfectionist like me because: in 20 minutes a day the laundry is DONE, even though all the laundry is NEVER done and it is never overwhelming. I do it first thing in the am when I am dazed and half asleep. There is nothing like feeling blissed out by the one thing that made you feel like a homemaking failure
Clothes really last longer and stay nicer when you separate loads diligently. We wear a lot of bright colors.

When we get home from a two week trip, I just throw things in their baskets and I still only have one load to do the next day. It's awesome. A small portion of my husband's office is dedicated to laundry, but it looks tidy!

I once read that any system you devise should be easy enough to follow even if you have the flu. Not only is this system easy for me to keep up with, it is really easy for someone else to help you. They just pick a basket and throw in that load. Even in the darkest days of PPD, I could sort-of keep up with laundry. Systems are soo satisfying!!
post #37 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
4

2) How many loads are dirty?
Right now. There's a half a load in the basket, with pajamas in it.

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)

2

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?

1 load in the dryer and 1 load in the washer

5) How often do you iron clothes?
Once a month

6) How often do you mend clothes?
Never
post #38 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
Regularly, just myself and the baby (including CDs). I do about half of DH's but it comes in spurts (he tends to let it pile up).

2) How many loads are dirty?
probably 2-3 laundry baskets usually, which is like 4-8 loads in our miniscule washer.

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
1-2 loads usually

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
Either in the washer waiting for transfer, in the dryer waiting to be taken out, or in a basket on our dresser waiting to be folded

5) How often do you iron clothes?
Never!

6) How often do you mend clothes?
Rarely. I might sew a button on once every few months.
post #39 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
FIVE

2) How many loads are dirty?
FOUR

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
TWO

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM ON TOP OF THE DRYER

5) How often do you iron clothes?
ALMOST NEVER

6) How often do you mend clothes?
RARELY
post #40 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?
Five...sort of. I do laundry for everyone, except ds1, but dh also does laundry sometimes.

2) How many loads are dirty?
3-4 right now - I do most of my laundry on the weekends.

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
One. (Sometimes more, though.)

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
It's clean and on top of my bed, awaiting folding. (There's frequently a load sitting in the dryer, too.

5) How often do you iron clothes?
umm...never? I have an iron, for crafts - I think I've used it on clothing once in 2-3 years.

6) How often do you mend clothes?[/QUOTE]
I go through spells. I haven't mended anything since dd2 was born. When I can sit down with a needle again, I'll sew up some torn seams, etc. and get caught up. When the youngest person in the house is at least three, I probably mend about once every six months.
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